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Project by Mark Wilson posted 05-18-2017 12:53 AM 1077 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

4-3/4” Tall
Shine Juice
Photographed on a cloudy day, outside, with flash.

I began this piece intending to make a Snifter. A Snifter, of course, is distinguished by its having a fat butt, a narrow mouth, and a short stem. I don’t know what happened. A narrow mouth and short stem it has. But, the butt’s not fat enough. The butt’s more Goblet-like. But, I guess it’s more Snifter than Goblet. I present “Snoblet.” Two-thirds is more, innit?

It’s pretty wood, this Camphor. It came from my back yard. I haven’t much of it left. I do hope I can do it justice before I run out of it. It smells like Ben-Gay. Until it doesn’t. Then, it smells like Shellac.

Upon re-reading (proof-reading, that is – yeah I do that), I do know what happened. To make a fat enough butt to pass as a Snifter, would have made the mouth much to narrow for myownstupendouslyineptself to hog it out and finish the inside. As it is, the inside finish is (What’s the term, John?) phoned in.

I need a nap.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 05-18-2017 01:13 AM

Nice work Mark!
I think Cyclops would have work also!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-18-2017 01:20 AM

I like it! Especially the dark “eye”.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-18-2017 01:26 AM

Ben-gay indeed…how about it smells like Camphor.

Next you will be telling us Cedar smells like lead pencils

Apart from that the “Snoblet” looks to be some very fine work Mark!
Your framing of the subject for the pictures looks well done too!!

Did I ever tell you the joke about the dog with a hair lip?
If I didn’t I will tell you after your snooze.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 05-18-2017 01:38 AM

I like it. first time I hold a piece of Camphor wood, was during my last visit in China Last March.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#5 posted 05-18-2017 01:40 AM

Nice work, Mark and you put a new word in the dictionary!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-18-2017 02:16 AM

Cool man,
Gotta love that wood.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 05-18-2017 02:20 AM

Turned out great Mark, nice wood and finish!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 05-18-2017 10:14 AM

Good looking digs, man. Love the grain pattern

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 05-18-2017 01:43 PM

Nice cup – this spot reminds me on Jupiter’s spot.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 05-18-2017 02:06 PM

Nice job

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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#11 posted 05-18-2017 02:40 PM

Beautiful grain in that camphor, Mark. Great job on the photography, as well!

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 05-18-2017 04:28 PM

Mark, I like this goblet. It’s a nice piece and the knot jumps right out at you. Interesting.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 05-18-2017 06:13 PM

Snoblet sounds like the next generation of Kardashians – but I guess it is better than Gofter. LOL

Whatever you call it, it is another fine turning. Keep up the great work.

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 05-18-2017 11:34 PM

You’re getting good at these finely turned whatevers Mark. LOL!!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 05-19-2017 12:25 AM

Very posh Snoblet mate. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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